Democrats now singing the tune of Marxist DSA and Occupy ICE

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Hagmann P.I.
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July 19, 2018

Peter Barry Chowka

In recent years, the Democratic Party has veered farther to the left, steadily distancing itself from its more mainstream liberal roots. The party of Presidents Harry S. Truman and, more recently, Bill Clinton is no more.

In the era of President Donald Trump, the base of the Democratic Party and many of its elected officials have embraced the Resistance to the 45th president as their primary guiding principle – and along with it, radical policy positions that until recently were considered anathema by both party regulars and most of the electorate.

From all appearances, the Democratic Party is now tacking even more to the radical left – apparently emboldened by the reinvigorated Occupy Movement that is advocating the abolition of ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement).

Also playing a prominent role in pushing the Democrats farther to the left is the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA).

The DSA, which has active chapters in 47 states and the District of Columbia, is enjoying a surge in membership which now exceeds 45,000. The organization is an enthusiastic backer of Occupy ICE and other far-left direct actions. The Louisville DSA, for example, facilitated the harassment of Sen. Mitch McConnell and his wife at a restaurant and in a subsequent tweet advocated more of the same (“Mitch does not deserve a meal in peace”).

My new article on this subject in The Epoch Times, “Occupy ICE at Center of Democrat Agenda,” can be read in full free of charge here.

Peter Barry Chowka is a veteran reporter and analyst of news on national politics, media, and popular culture.  During the past year, he has been a frequent contributor to American Thinker. His articles are now appearing in The Epoch TimesEvery Monday at 9 PM ET, Peter offers political and media analysis live on The Hagmann Report.Follow Peter on Twitter at @pchowka.

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